Luz Murillo is a fourth-year Sociology major. Before transferring to UC Berkeley, Luz was a member of the Solano Community College Speech and Debate Team and competed across the state, speaking on issues relating to human rights. Through researching these topics and advocating for change on issues such as police brutality, Luz realized the power that law and policy can have in creating long-lasting societal change. Once arriving at UC Berkeley, her interests in the legal field were solidified after interning at O'Brien Immigration Law Firm in Berkeley, a private immigration firm that specializes in asylum cases. This summer, she seeks to further explore other areas of the legal field by interning for the Federal Public Defender's Office. She will return in the fall as the Executive Director of the Latino Pre-Law Society at UC Berkeley, an organization that seeks to provide minority students with educational, networking, and leadership opportunities relating to the legal profession, and to empower them to pursue a legal education. Luz is passionate about ensuring that the legal field is diverse and that everyone has access to quality legal counsel.
Federal Public Defender's Office